Communities of Practice

Focusing on specific areas of practice within the philanthropy sector, these networks of philanthropy professionals meet regularly throughout the year to exchange knowledge and expertise.

Communications Professionals in Philanthropy Network

This network provides a trusted and safe space for communications professionals from Philea members to strengthen existing relationships with peers and to build new ones, share knowledge and practices and co-develop solutions on issues of common interest.


Data Science Group

The Philea Data Science Group brings together data scientists and data enthusiasts working within the philanthropic sector.  The monthly meetings address the potential advantages of using data analysis for the social sector as well as its risks and pitfalls and strategies to limit them.


Foundation CEO Exchange

The CEO Exchange meets a need expressed by Philea members to create a safe and trusted space for exchange, learning and reflection among CEOs of Philea member organisations on issues.


Imagination, Regeneration, and Foresight Community of Practice

The Imagination, Regeneration, and Foresight Community of Practice explores what transdisciplinary philanthropy will look like and asks what is needed of us now and to equip ourselves with new or more developed skills and competencies so that we design emergent strategies, adaptive organisations and use futures practices. 


Operations Professionals Network

This European-level peer-learning and support network of operations managers of international philanthropy organisations provides a safe space for learning, exchange and discussion on key finance, IT, administration, operational, HR, legal and capacity development issues.


Organisational Development Community of Practice

This initiative has its roots in an informal peer-learning group set up by five foundations including Laudes, MAVA, Mercator Switzerland, Oak and PeaceNexus that provide organisational development (OD) support to their grantees.



Stefanos Oikonomou
Head of Programmes – Peer-Exchanges
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